Bowling Green cost of living index

In the event that the cost of living data was unavailable for this city, estimates based upon nearby cities were used. Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.
IndexBowling GreenVirginiaNational
Cost of living index104108100
IndexBowling GreenVirginiaNational
Goods & Services index101100100
Groceries index8896100
Health care index108100100
Housing index118130100
Transportation index9291100
Utilities index106101100

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  • The cost of living in Bowling Green is 3% lower than the Virginia average.
  • The cost of living in Bowling Green is 4% higher than the national average.
  • The cost of housing in Bowling Green is 18% higher than the national average.
  • Virginia general sales tax is 4% higher than the national average.
  • Virginia state income tax is 10% lower than the national average.

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Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median IncomePer YearPer MonthMax Budget (28% DTI)Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners$70,625$5,885$1,648$2,119
Renters$25,833$2,153$603$775

Virginia Sales Tax

StateGeneral Sales TaxWith Max Surtax
Virginia5.3%6%

Virginia Income Tax

StateIncome Tax (Low)Income Tax (High)
Virginia2%5.75%

Goods & Services

ItemBowling GreenNational avg.Difference
Haircut $18.75$16.0916.6%
Beauty Salon $42.38$37.3313.5%
Toothpaste $1.81$2.4525.9%
Shampoo $0.85$1.0015.0%
Movie $10.98$10.286.8%
Bowling $6.07$4.9323.1%

Groceries

ItemBowling GreenNational avg.Difference
Ground Beef $3.41$3.8010.3%
Fried Chicken $1.00$1.4028.6%
Milk $1.75$2.0112.7%
Potatoes $2.69$3.0110.5%
Pizza $10.52$9.896.4%
Beer $9.40$8.905.7%

Health Care

ItemBowling GreenNational avg.Difference
Optometrist $110.15$102.167.8%
Doctor $109.61$108.361.2%
Dentist $115.26$92.5324.6%
Ibuprofen $8.42$9.289.3%
Lipitor $403.84$425.825.2%

Housing

ItemBowling GreenNational avg.Difference
Home Price $246,100.00$184,700.0033.2%
Avg. Mortgage Payment $1,057.00$1,202.4412.1%
Apartment Rent $775.00$949.0018.3%

Transportation

ItemBowling GreenNational avg.Difference
Gasoline $2.05$2.248.6%
Tire Balancing $43.13$46.296.8%

Utilities

ItemBowling GreenNational avg.Difference
All Electricity$155.74$165.966.2%
Phone $34.95$28.6821.8%
Although the cost of living data is updated regularly, this cost of living information is to be used as estimates only as prices can change on an ongoing basis.

Nearby cities with low cost of living

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Port Royal, VA1851022%
Lake Caroline, VA1,90098-2%
Lake Land'Or, VA3,7071022%
Spotsylvania Courthouse, VA4,59011010%
Long Branch, VA7,69214848%
Bowling Green, VA1,2391044%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationCost of Living IndexNational Avg.
Tok, AK1,23912424%
South Waverly, PA1,23991-9%
Oologah, OK1,23897-3%
Marshallton, PA1,23883-17%
Dulac, LA1,24079-21%
Bowling Green, VA1,2391044%
Source: The Bowling Green, VA cost of living data displayed above is derived from the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for 2017.